Results of AGM
28 April 2021
The Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on 28 April 2021. All resolutions were passed. Resolutions 1 – 12 were passed as Ordinary Resolutions and Resolutions 13 - 16 were passed as Special Resolutions. The Voting Results are given below:
|Resolution||Votes For||%||Votes Against||%||Total Votes||% of Total of Voting Rights||Votes Withheld|
|1||Report & Accounts||214,208,444||99.94||137,718||0.06||214,346,162||77.24%||17,683,095|
|12||Authority to Allot Shares||229,140,464||98.77||2,864,265||1.23||232,004,729||83.60%||24,528|
|13||Waive Pre-emption Rights||230,604,793||99.41||1,379,774||0.59||231,984,567||83.59%||44,690|
|14||Waive Further Pre-emption Rights||212,972,057||91.80||19,014,354||8.20||231,986,411||83.60%||42,846|
|15||Purchase Own Shares||214,266,515||92.38||17,679,631||7.62||231,946,146||83.58%||83,111|
|16||GM Notice period||231,080,392||99.59||941,147||0.41||232,021,539||83.61%||7,718|
A video of the AGM is available to view on the Company’s website.
The Board notes that although resolution 2 was passed with the necessary majority, around 30% of votes received were against this resolution. Although disappointed by the result, the Chairman and the Chair of the Remuneration Committee did consult fully with shareholders over the application of the remuneration policy during the year and are aware of the recommendation of ISS, to vote against due to Gary Young’s notice period starting two months after the Group announced his retirement. The Remuneration Committee and the Board will continue to respond to shareholder concerns and engage fully with the shareholders on remuneration matters.
For further information:
|RPS Group plc|
|David Gormley, Company Secretary||Tel: +44 (0) 1253 438 016|
|Henry Harrison-Topham / Chris Lane / Tilly Abraham||Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000|
Notes to AGM figures:
The percentage of votes "For" and "Against" each resolution are expressed as a percentage of the total votes cast "For" and "Against" the resolution (together the "Total Votes"). A vote withheld is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes "For" and "Against" a resolution.
The "% of total voting rights" column shows the percentage that the Total Votes on that resolution represent of the total number of voting rights attached to shares in issue at the date of the AGM. The total number of voting rights attached to shares in issue at the date of the AGM was 227,882,326.
In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.2, copies of all the resolutions passed by the Company at its Annual General Meeting have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism
Notes to Editors
Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of c.4,800 consultants and service providers. Having operated in 125 countries across six continents RPS defines, designs and manages projects that create shared value for a complex, urbanising and resource scarce world.
RPS delivers a broad range of services in six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, defence and government services and resources. Services provided across RPS' six sectors cover twelve service clusters: project and programme management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative & digital services.
RPS stands out for its clients by using its deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand. Making complex easy.
RPS' London Stock Exchange ticker is RPS.L. For further information, please visit www.rpsgroup.com.